Period
to 19 January 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Financial
UK > England
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 18,996 17,104 21,054
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.59% 19.00% 21.22%
As % of the General category 52.90% 51.75% 53.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,553 12,005 14,622
England median daily rate £483 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.22% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £285
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £448
% change year-on-year +5.56% +0.56% +5.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 219 300
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +7.53% +36.76%
10th Percentile £12.28 £11.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £48.88 £50.00 £57.02
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £26.25 £24.50
% change year-on-year -14.29% +7.14% +44.12%

Finance is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 35,909 33,052 39,081
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 38.92% 36.72% 39.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,109 22,122 25,352
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 799 838 1,078
England median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% +14.64%
10th Percentile £12.29 £11.32 £12.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +4.00% -5.66% +17.78%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Finance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Finance in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in England over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in England over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Finance in England

Finance
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the England region over the 6 months to 19 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 11,638 £525 +5.00% 3,316
South East +1 2,557 £450 +5.88% 700
North of England 0 1,810 £415 -2.35% 760
Midlands 0 1,122 £400 -5.88% 438
South West +1 1,005 £400 +2.56% 276
North West 0 903 £425 +1.19% 406
East of England 0 814 £425 +1.19% 375
Yorkshire 0 766 £420 -0.59% 283
West Midlands 0 601 £400 -5.88% 266
East Midlands 0 484 £391 -5.78% 171
North East +14 152 £400 -14.44% 71
South Coast +3 3 £575 +9.52%
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Finance.

1 5,107 (26.88%) Agile Software Development
2 4,541 (23.91%) Banking
3 2,862 (15.07%) Java
4 2,799 (14.73%) SQL
5 2,296 (12.09%) Project Management
6 2,162 (11.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 2,006 (10.56%) Microsoft
8 1,685 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
9 1,665 (8.77%) Oracle
10 1,631 (8.59%) C#
11 1,560 (8.21%) JavaScript
12 1,514 (7.97%) Windows
13 1,419 (7.47%) .NET
14 1,415 (7.45%) SQL Server
14 1,415 (7.45%) SAP
15 1,377 (7.25%) Linux
16 1,375 (7.24%) Scrum
17 1,365 (7.19%) Business Intelligence
18 1,301 (6.85%) TDD
19 1,270 (6.69%) Degree
20 1,237 (6.51%) Migration
21 1,205 (6.34%) DevOps
22 1,197 (6.30%) Python
23 1,178 (6.20%) HTML
23 1,178 (6.20%) Change Management
24 1,096 (5.77%) Marketing
25 1,084 (5.71%) Investment Banking
26 1,065 (5.61%) Microsoft Excel
27 1,054 (5.55%) Programme Management
28 999 (5.26%) Business Analysis

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 366 (1.93%) SharePoint
2 326 (1.72%) Confluence
3 286 (1.51%) Apache Spark
4 242 (1.27%) Apache
5 238 (1.25%) SAS
6 237 (1.25%) Tomcat
7 206 (1.08%) WebSphere
8 200 (1.05%) CMS
9 186 (0.98%) JBoss
10 150 (0.79%) IIS
11 129 (0.68%) WebLogic
12 128 (0.67%) MS Exchange
12 128 (0.67%) OpenStack
13 115 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 103 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
15 97 (0.51%) Mule
16 91 (0.48%) Skype for Business
17 82 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 69 (0.36%) Cloud Foundry
19 61 (0.32%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1,065 (5.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 780 (4.11%) Microsoft Office
3 469 (2.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 412 (2.17%) Microsoft Project
5 354 (1.86%) MS Visio
6 118 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
7 110 (0.58%) Photoshop
8 79 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 73 (0.38%) InVision
10 72 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
11 21 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
12 19 (0.10%) InDesign
13 18 (0.095%) SPSS
14 9 (0.047%) Adobe After Effects
15 8 (0.042%) Chatbot
16 7 (0.037%) Adobe Premiere
17 6 (0.032%) InfoPath
17 6 (0.032%) Stata
17 6 (0.032%) UXPin
18 5 (0.026%) Revit
Business Applications
1 203 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
2 192 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
3 186 (0.98%) SAP FI
4 169 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
5 155 (0.82%) SAP CO
6 152 (0.80%) SAP FI/CO
7 137 (0.72%) Oracle EBS R12
8 121 (0.64%) Oracle Receivables
9 117 (0.62%) Oracle Financials
9 117 (0.62%) Oracle Payables
10 80 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
10 80 (0.42%) ION MarketView
11 78 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
12 77 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
13 75 (0.39%) Unit4 Business World
14 65 (0.34%) Oracle Assets
15 58 (0.31%) Markit EDM
16 57 (0.30%) NetSuite
16 57 (0.30%) Temenos T24
17 56 (0.29%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 962 (5.06%) Amazon AWS
2 769 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 350 (1.84%) Office 365
4 195 (1.03%) SaaS
5 176 (0.93%) PaaS
6 151 (0.79%) IaaS
7 142 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
8 128 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
8 128 (0.67%) GitHub
9 97 (0.51%) OpenShift
10 93 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
11 83 (0.44%) npm
12 65 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
13 59 (0.31%) Serverless
14 53 (0.28%) Amazon S3
15 44 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
16 36 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 34 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
18 28 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
18 28 (0.15%) FinancialForce
Communications & Networking
1 370 (1.95%) Firewall
2 278 (1.46%) Internet
3 222 (1.17%) TCP/IP
4 186 (0.98%) WAN
5 183 (0.96%) SAN
6 179 (0.94%) LAN
7 174 (0.92%) DNS
8 173 (0.91%) SMS
9 153 (0.81%) VPN
10 141 (0.74%) Network Security
11 110 (0.58%) Skype
12 104 (0.55%) Wireless
13 92 (0.48%) SSL
14 80 (0.42%) HTTP
15 75 (0.39%) NAS
16 67 (0.35%) DHCP
17 65 (0.34%) BGP
18 62 (0.33%) MPLS
19 60 (0.32%) VoIP
20 58 (0.31%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,415 (7.45%) SQL Server
2 590 (3.11%) Big Data
3 570 (3.00%) Data Warehouse
4 476 (2.51%) Relational Database
5 449 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 434 (2.28%) Hadoop
7 376 (1.98%) NoSQL
8 361 (1.90%) MongoDB
9 350 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 312 (1.64%) MySQL
11 287 (1.51%) Blockchain
12 250 (1.32%) Oracle Database
13 235 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
14 204 (1.07%) RDBMS
15 193 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 191 (1.01%) Power BI
17 173 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
18 165 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
19 145 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
20 135 (0.71%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 906 (4.77%) Git (software)
2 826 (4.35%) JIRA
3 782 (4.12%) Jenkins
4 455 (2.40%) Maven
5 350 (1.84%) Selenium
6 315 (1.66%) TeamCity
7 272 (1.43%) Subversion
8 236 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
9 214 (1.13%) Cucumber
10 204 (1.07%) JUnit
11 172 (0.91%) Visual Studio
12 129 (0.68%) NUnit
12 129 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
13 120 (0.63%) SoapUI
14 115 (0.61%) Gradle
15 110 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
16 107 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 106 (0.56%) WebDriver
18 96 (0.51%) MSTest
19 95 (0.50%) Bitbucket
General
1 4,541 (23.91%) Banking
2 1,096 (5.77%) Marketing
3 1,084 (5.71%) Investment Banking
4 998 (5.25%) Front Office
5 958 (5.04%) Telecoms
6 742 (3.91%) Retail
7 739 (3.89%) Manufacturing
8 690 (3.63%) Financial Institution
9 587 (3.09%) Legal
10 528 (2.78%) Electronics
11 416 (2.19%) Retail Banking
12 283 (1.49%) Back Office
13 246 (1.30%) Advertising
14 220 (1.16%) Law
15 203 (1.07%) Billing
16 145 (0.76%) General Ledger
17 117 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
18 109 (0.57%) Games
19 107 (0.56%) Publishing
20 80 (0.42%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4,618 (24.31%) Developer
2 3,996 (21.04%) Analyst
3 1,949 (10.26%) Project Manager
4 1,846 (9.72%) Business Analyst
5 1,248 (6.57%) Java Developer
6 1,159 (6.10%) Architect
7 1,034 (5.44%) Consultant
8 774 (4.07%) Senior Developer
9 744 (3.92%) C# Developer
10 573 (3.02%) Financial Analyst
11 515 (2.71%) .NET Developer
12 449 (2.36%) DevOps Engineer
13 443 (2.33%) Solutions Architect
14 415 (2.18%) SQL Developer
15 398 (2.10%) Senior Manager
16 377 (1.98%) IT Manager
17 376 (1.98%) Test Analyst
18 347 (1.83%) Data Analyst
19 330 (1.74%) Designer
20 329 (1.73%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,419 (7.47%) .NET
2 1,178 (6.20%) HTML
3 930 (4.90%) CSS
4 868 (4.57%) Web Services
5 859 (4.52%) AngularJS
6 656 (3.45%) Spring
7 625 (3.29%) XML
8 613 (3.23%) REST
9 603 (3.17%) HTML5
10 470 (2.47%) SOAP
11 466 (2.45%) RESTful
12 460 (2.42%) JSON
13 444 (2.34%) ASP.NET
14 442 (2.33%) React
15 435 (2.29%) Node.js
16 393 (2.07%) jQuery
17 358 (1.88%) Middleware
18 301 (1.58%) .NET Framework
19 273 (1.44%) CSS3
20 266 (1.40%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1,685 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
2 638 (3.36%) User Experience
3 626 (3.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 620 (3.26%) Greenfield Project
5 543 (2.86%) Management Information System
6 476 (2.51%) Computer Science
7 448 (2.36%) Derivative
8 415 (2.18%) Fixed Income
9 385 (2.03%) Fintech
10 351 (1.85%) Data Centre
11 340 (1.79%) Equities
12 323 (1.70%) Mobile App
13 253 (1.33%) Virtual Team
14 228 (1.20%) Credit Risk
15 201 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
16 196 (1.03%) Market Risk
17 161 (0.85%) Data Structures
18 158 (0.83%) Hedge funds
19 111 (0.58%) Algorithms
20 98 (0.52%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1,514 (7.97%) Windows
2 1,377 (7.25%) Linux
3 962 (5.06%) Unix
4 393 (2.07%) Windows Server
5 273 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 245 (1.29%) Windows 7
7 209 (1.10%) Apple iOS
8 205 (1.08%) Windows 10
9 183 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
10 181 (0.95%) Android
11 161 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
12 140 (0.74%) Solaris
13 94 (0.49%) AIX
14 69 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
15 51 (0.27%) Windows 8
16 34 (0.18%) Windows XP
17 32 (0.17%) CentOS
18 29 (0.15%) SUSE
19 27 (0.14%) zOS
20 22 (0.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,107 (26.88%) Agile Software Development
2 2,296 (12.09%) Project Management
3 2,162 (11.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 1,375 (7.24%) Scrum
5 1,365 (7.19%) Business Intelligence
6 1,301 (6.85%) TDD
7 1,237 (6.51%) Migration
8 1,205 (6.34%) DevOps
9 1,178 (6.20%) Change Management
10 1,054 (5.55%) Programme Management
11 999 (5.26%) Business Analysis
12 984 (5.18%) PRINCE2
13 978 (5.15%) Analytics
14 950 (5.00%) Test Automation
15 928 (4.89%) Continuous Integration
16 911 (4.80%) SDLC
17 856 (4.51%) Risk Management
18 845 (4.45%) ITIL
19 710 (3.74%) User Acceptance Testing
20 689 (3.63%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2,862 (15.07%) Java
2 2,799 (14.73%) SQL
3 1,631 (8.59%) C#
4 1,560 (8.21%) JavaScript
5 1,197 (6.30%) Python
6 450 (2.37%) C++
7 344 (1.81%) PowerShell
8 326 (1.72%) T-SQL
9 320 (1.68%) Perl
10 319 (1.68%) VBA
11 309 (1.63%) Ruby
12 272 (1.43%) Bash Shell
13 269 (1.42%) PL/SQL
14 255 (1.34%) Scala
15 237 (1.25%) C
16 227 (1.19%) Shell Script
17 177 (0.93%) TypeScript
18 154 (0.81%) R
19 133 (0.70%) PHP
20 130 (0.68%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1,270 (6.69%) Degree
2 636 (3.35%) Security Cleared
3 452 (2.38%) SC Cleared
4 258 (1.36%) PMP
5 251 (1.32%) PMI Certification
6 189 (0.99%) CISSP
7 184 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
8 162 (0.85%) ISEB
9 145 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
10 142 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 133 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 129 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
13 120 (0.63%) CISM
14 115 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
15 109 (0.57%) ISTQB
16 102 (0.54%) CCNP
17 100 (0.53%) DV Cleared
18 98 (0.52%) Master's Degree
18 98 (0.52%) MCSE
19 82 (0.43%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 762 (4.01%) PMO
1 762 (4.01%) QA
2 507 (2.67%) GDPR
3 334 (1.76%) MiFID
4 241 (1.27%) Data Quality
5 215 (1.13%) SLA
6 158 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 112 (0.59%) PCI DSS
8 103 (0.54%) EMIR
9 87 (0.46%) IFRS
10 74 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 45 (0.24%) PSD2
12 43 (0.23%) Solvency II
13 41 (0.22%) SEPA
14 39 (0.21%) COBIT
15 35 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
15 35 (0.18%) IFRS 9
16 28 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
16 28 (0.15%) GCP
17 23 (0.12%) P3O
System Software
1 586 (3.08%) Active Directory
2 546 (2.87%) Docker
3 240 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 89 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
5 86 (0.45%) HDFS
6 79 (0.42%) XenApp
7 64 (0.34%) Hyper-V
8 61 (0.32%) Apache Flume
8 61 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
9 51 (0.27%) vSphere
9 51 (0.27%) XenDesktop
10 44 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 40 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
12 39 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
13 32 (0.17%) Firmware
14 30 (0.16%) NFS
15 22 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 20 (0.11%) Veritas File System
16 20 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
17 19 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 519 (2.73%) Ansible
2 437 (2.30%) Puppet
3 354 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
4 192 (1.01%) SCCM
5 189 (0.99%) Kubernetes
6 154 (0.81%) Terraform
7 90 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
8 55 (0.29%) Nagios
9 51 (0.27%) Hadoop YARN
10 46 (0.24%) NetBackup
11 36 (0.19%) Packer
12 35 (0.18%) Oozie
13 29 (0.15%) Red Hat Satellite
14 26 (0.14%) SCOM
15 24 (0.13%) Cobbler
15 24 (0.13%) Mesos
15 24 (0.13%) Tivoli
16 23 (0.12%) Control-M
17 22 (0.12%) MOM
18 21 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2,006 (10.56%) Microsoft
2 1,665 (8.77%) Oracle
3 1,415 (7.45%) SAP
4 452 (2.38%) VMware
5 382 (2.01%) Cisco
6 335 (1.76%) IBM
7 322 (1.70%) Red Hat
8 318 (1.67%) Citrix
9 312 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
10 259 (1.36%) Adobe
11 231 (1.22%) Tableau
12 215 (1.13%) HP
13 199 (1.05%) Sybase
14 182 (0.96%) Bloomberg
15 179 (0.94%) Google
16 137 (0.72%) TIBCO
17 129 (0.68%) Splunk
18 128 (0.67%) CheckPoint
19 123 (0.65%) Atlassian
20 107 (0.56%) ServiceNow